What's new with WELS Parish Nursing:
Nurses in the WELS: A Gathering of Professionals
The 2016 Gathering is scheduled for October 22nd and we are going to St.Peter's Lutheran in Fond du Lac, WI! WELSNA has decided to take one of our two gatherings each year to a location outside of the Milwaukee area to give more of our nurses an opportunity to participate! SAVE THE DATE and join us at St. Peter's! The nurses there are looking forward to hosting and we look forward to joining them! "Serving the Lord with Gladness" our theme and Romans 12:6-8 our scripture to guide the day “(So whether a student nurse, a practicing RN or retired,) we have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”
First Parish Nurse Course is history!
An online continuing education parish nurse course was developed and offered the fall of 2015 by Wisconsin Lutheran College for both the experienced RN and novice RN student, offering an opportunity to learn of the Christian understanding of Parish Nursing and gather the tools needed to start or join a parish nurse ministry in your own congregation! We are thankful to WLC for their willingness to do this! 10 nurses participated from all over the country and are now using what they learned to serve their Lord and His people! Prayerful consideration is being given to a potential future offering of the course in 2017. Let us know if you have any interest and we will put you on a contact list for future information. It is never too early to begin planning for next year, both for us and for you in your own congregation. Please keep these nurses and their beginning parish nurse ministries in your prayers!
Click Here to view the brochure developed and sent to the 2015 Synod Convention promoting the online Parish Nurse Course. This information may change some for the 2017 class.
Click Here to view and download a letter from Director of Special Ministries, Pastor James Behringer to your Pastor when asking for your congregation's funding committment for a future course offering.This information may change some for the 2017 class.
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"If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides,
so that in all things God may be praised through Christ Jesus."
1 Peter 4:11